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Will of Mary WINDEATT of Tavistock, Widow - 1834

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Transcription of the Will of Mary WINDEATT of Tavistock in the County of Devon Widow 
Made 17/4/1823 Witnesses: Thomas WINDEATT, William WINDEATT, Thomas WINDEATT junior
Proved 5.6.1834 by Elizabeth WINDEATT
SOURCE: Estate Duty copy of original.


FAMILY

This Tavistock family is an offshoot of the Totnes tree. We know this from Aunt Amery's memoirs: 

"Samuel WINDEATT, my grandfather’s father, was the eldest of three brothers, the second went to Tavistock and settled and his descendants are still there". 

The family appear to have been similar to the Totnes branches: in trade and fairly comfortably off, staunch non-conformists, subscribers to local literature books and magazines.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to tease out a tree - even speculative - for this Mary and Elizabeth (so many of them were called Mary, Elizabeth and Thomas!).  There are too many loose ends and the dates don't fit. If you have worked out their relationships,  please leave a message on the message board.  

Other wills for this branch are:

Distressing Occurrence

It looks as though Mary WINDEATT was the lady at whose funeral a tragic event occurred.


SUMMARY

Name

Relationship

Bequest

Elizabeth WINDEATT  daughter
  • all and singular my goods chattels monies and securities for money and all other the property of which I shall die possessed to her sole use benefit and disposal
  • and appointed sole executrix

TRANSCRIPTION

This transcription has been typed from a photocopy of an Estate Duty copy of the original Will. But please note that I have changed the surnames to uppercase to aid family historians. For a  list of other Wills please go to the WILLS page.

Transcription kindly provided by Pam Jackson:

I Mary WINDEATT of Tavistock in the County of Devon Widow being of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament as follows I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth WINDEATT all and singular my goods chattels monies and securities for money and all other the property of which I shall die possessed to her sole use benefit and disposal And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Elizabeth WINDEATT whole and sole Executrix of this my Will In testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this seventeenth day of April One thousand eight hundred and twenty three 

Witnesses Thomas WINDEATT, William WINDEATT, Thomas WINDEATT junior

Proved 5.6.1834 by Elizabeth WINDEATT

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